Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Machtzit HaShekel and the Collapse of Fiat Currency in the Month of Adar (part 1)

From the moment that Avraham plopped 400 silver shekels onto Efron the Hittites scale to buy a burial plot for his wife and descendants as well as himself, we see that G-d Himself considers silver more than anything else to be the Real medium of exchange in the World.  When it came to purchasing the holiest places on earth from Avraham buying the Cave of Machpela or David buying the inner courtyard and Holy of Holies on the Temple Mount, it was always Silver that was plopped on the scales (not even gold, not beads, not Monopoly colored funny money, not even greenbacks with pictures of dead American Presidents on them).  It was always meant at least to be silver and not coins with primarily numismatic value, but real silver by Weight (as in the Hebrew word for weight: Shekel).  Now David purchased the holiest parts of the Temple Mount for a bargain.  He only paid 50 silver shekels for the place around the mizbeach and the Holy of Holies while Avraham paid eight times that price for the Cave on the outskirts of Chevron from Efron the Hittite.  But Our Father in Heaven considers both those purchases along with Yosef's tomb in Shekhem to be Eternal purchases whose bill of sale can be redeemed at any time until the completion of the Messianic Era and beyond.  The Hebrew word for Silver, Keseph has a Root (Kaf Samech Pey) which also means Intense Desire or Yearning.  As the Zemer Yedid Nefesh says in the third verse relating to the Vav in HaShem's Name (Nichsof Nichsafti!), I have intensely yearned to quickly see the charisma of Your Strength! as the song goes.   So Keseph, the Silver metal by weight, more than anything else that G-d created reflects the intense desires of our animal souls, the emotional sefirot tied to the Vav in HaShem's Name.  That is the main reason why Nichsof Nichsafti is in that particular third verse of Yedid Nefesh.  Since G-d did create us with an animal aspect to us, serving him with our animal souls or our six emotional sefirot and our intense desires plays an important role in our Divine Service and ultimately in the process leading to the Final Redemption.

Now what is that process?  Well we go through it every year starting just before Rosh Chodesh Adar.  Notice that it begins really on Rosh Chodesh Adar and not Rosh Chodesh Nissan.  The first mitzvah of the Redemption from Mitzraim began with the Sanctification of the New Moon for the month of Nissan, but the Final Redemption b'Rachamim, partly in honor of Purim and the willful acceptance of the Oral Torah during Adar, begins on Rosh Chodesh Adar a full 30 days earlier.  According to Chazal, the Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar or on that Rosh Chodesh itself is called Shabbat Shekalim, a Shabbat dedicated to reminding us of the importance of setting aside one-half of a Shekel for public Divine Service.  Years ago it was used to buy public Qorbanot in the Beit HaMiqdash.  And even before that in the Desert of Sinai, it was used to make the Adanim (the connecting bases) of the pillars for the Mishkan itself AND the hooks, capstones, and even the decorative hoops around the pillars in the Courtyard of that same Mishkan.  In a very deep way, the Silver dedicated for the Mishkan represents our deepest desires, and the placement of that silver in the Mishkan represents how we use our deepest desires to serve G-d.  Yet, from a perspective of Geulah starting in Adar, the Silver coins of Redemption are the same Machtzit HaShekel.  To be explained deeper into this essay in part 2, they are the silver coins worth half of a shekel that were dispersed amongst the brothers of Yosef to purchase shoes from Midyanite traders when they sold Yosef into slavery.  And when their descendants worshiped the Golden Calf, a Yosef-like idol which confused Prosperity with Utopia (a Day that will be always like Shabbat), then all 603,550 who participated in making and worshiping this idol or the Shekhinah that they hoped would dwell between the calf's horns, all of them need this last generation to redeem them from their servitude to this god or from their servitude to the idea that Prosperity is Yom sheKulo Shabbat... which of course is utterly wrong!  Yet, THIS redemption is only the first step in the process of the Final Redemption, for when they are redeemed by real Machtzit haShekel given by 6 million Jews, it is only the first step to the next phase, the War against Amaleq which leads into Purim.  Now we really have the entire month to give the Machtzit HaShekel because even though this War against Amaleq concludes on Erev Purim the 13th of Adar, it actually began during Pesach of the previous year when Esther risked her life to appear before the King (Achashveirosh and the King of king of kings too) in order to plead for the survival of her people in the vast Persian Empire.  So all of our Machtzit HaShekels have to be in the Treasury of the Temple by Rosh Chodesh Nissan when all Redemptions in Nissan are declared in order to counter the 10,000 kikar of Silver that Haman placed into the Treasury of the King of kings of kings to annihilate us.  .  to be continued in part 2 very soon....

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Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And for those of you who may notice such things, remember my first post on this blog about the sweetening of the five straight back Hebrew final letters, the ones that are shaped differently than their non-final counterparts (Tzadee, Nun, Mem, Pey, and Kaf). Remember how the South Asian Tsunami in Tevet of 5765 sweetened and bent three of those five letters because they are written in the word (TsuNaMi)? The Tzadee, Nun, and Mem were sweetened at at time. Notice the remaining two letters that must be sweetened to bring on the Full force of the Final Redemption in a sweet way. They are the Kaf and the Pey. Those two letters are both sweetened and bent in the word K'saphim, Silver in the plural or Kisuphim (which means Yearnings also in the plural). What is the meaning of that extra Samech? Let me think about that one because I am not sure at this time.

2/28/2017 3:42 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Follow the Collapsing Dollar, the World's Reserve Currency, a collapse that really began in the Month of Shevat. My post about Shevat and the Age of Aquarius last year begins to cover the reason why this really began in Shevat. Now that Mankind as of this Rosh HaShanah has no merit for the world to continue, the wicked received their keren kayemet, their entire reward up until now until either Rosh Chodesh Shevat or Tu B'Shevat. Now that everything is switching over to the fruit of the tree, the spiritual fruits of their reward, there is no reward left for the Wicked in terms of parnassah. Since 2/3rds of Mankind is now Wicked, from where do they expect parnassah?

2/28/2017 3:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

The David Buckner Hypothesis of why this would happen right now: It comes down to how Barach Hussein Obamanation booby-trapped the entire world economic system if someone like Trump dared to actually place a fire under the American economy:

The David Buckner Hypothesis is being actualized! The American economy is now growing in real terms, but because of year upon year of economic creep and real stagnation and massive increase in the Money supply from 3QEs, the chickens are now coming home to roost. Velocity of money in America is increasing back to normal, and as Yellin raises interest rates in mid-March, all that investment dollar cash will flow like a torrent back to the United States over the course of about two weeks, and over the course of just three months there will be hyperinflation in the United States. Until now this has been just a theory in the mind of economist David Buckner, but it appears more and more that he will be finally proven correct. In short, Obama left an economic time bomb for Donald Trump when he took over the job. "If You Donald really want to improve the US economy, the dead weight cash of three Quantitative Easings will crush your dream with hyperinflation!"

According to economist Milton Friedman Money Supply x Velocity of money or the actual turnover of money on an annual basis = Price x Real GNP. MV = PT. Year after year all that new money from the 3 Quantitative Easings was like dead weight. It did not cause the consummate rise in prices that it should have. The Money went either into the stock market and sat there or it went overseas where interest rates on foreign government bonds are relatively higher than they are in the US. As real economic activity picks up thanks to Trump's election, watch those trillions of dollars in 2 through 8 year old cash pour back into the US economy causing Prices to skyrocket. That is the Buckner Hypothesis IF that is what is indeed occurring now.

2/28/2017 4:28 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Good Grief!!
What does one do without Kesef??
Just before Pesach . . .
That’s just for little ole me, but what does this mean for the world?
What other countries are tied to the USD and what will happen to their economies?
The interdependence of most countries with America and the USD is a maze.
I’m the accountant (ahem) in our household, and I can just hear my husband when it hits the fan!!
Of course, sof’b’sof whatever the Abishteh sends we Jews accept.

2/28/2017 7:05 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Catch this: Retail Apocalypse Gains Momentum As David Stockman Warns ‘Everything Will Grind To A Halt’ After March 15th. "In recent months the stock market has been absolutely soaring, and so most people have simply assumed that the “real economy” must be doing well. But that is not the case at all. In fact, the retail apocalypse that I have been documenting for quite some time appears to be gaining momentum.” Retail Apocalypse.
AND
"There are many reasons why Imperial Rome declined, but two primary causes that get relatively little attention are moral decay and soaring wealth inequality. The two are of course intimately connected: once the morals of the ruling Elites degrade, the status quo seeks to mask its self-serving rot behind high-minded "virtue-signaling" appeals to past glories and cost-free idealism.. . ."Virtue-signaling" expresses two other key characteristics of an empire in terminal decline: complacency and intellectual sclerosis. ZeroHedge

2/28/2017 7:11 PM  
Blogger EM Jerusalem said...

Again why does everything always have to be so apocalyptic?

I went to one of Rav Kessin's lectures last week in EY and he was speaking about how Trump will usher in a time of great prosperity for the USA and Israel and he was extremely positive. I for one hope that the geulah will come without a massive economic crash especially since my livelihood is garnered from the US. Rav Kessin said that in order for Mashiach to come there needs to be unity and peace and that what's happening between the USA and Israel as well as Russia are all going to give a lot of protection to the Jews and bring forth a time of prosperity. He did say that there would be a war but did not mention a economic apocalypse. Could we stay a little more positive? Rachamim!

2/28/2017 9:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I love Rav Mendel Kessin. I have been listening to his tapes and lectures for over 25 years. I have learned things from him that I have not learned from anyone else. And I fully accept that Trump was elected at least in part to do teshuvah for Esav Soneh et Ya'akov and to lead a large minority of Americans who voted for him and follow him in a form of Noachide teshuvah that perhaps the world has never seen.

Yet, I don't agree with him that Donald Trump is going to make the United States of America great again. The country as a whole is too far gone in terms of the general morality of the population. Half of the country truly hates Trump's guts, the Blue half. And that includes all the major population centers on the Eastern seaboard and on the Pacific Coast where 90% of the Orthodox Jews live. The nation is a hairsbreadth shy of 20 trillion dollars in public debt. It has had Zero Percent interest rates for over 8 years now. If there were a serious economic downturn, the Fed has no tools to stimulate the national economy by lowering interest rates which is the fiat way to spur economic growth. Even In G-d We Trust on the Dollar bill is a joke as growing numbers of Americans don't believe in the G-d of Creation, much less the G-d of Israel. And of course these growing numbers don't think that they have to pay heed to His will on basic moral issues. And they have no intention of repenting for this either. Trump may repent, and a certain percentage of his followers might, but the masses in New York City and Los Angeles despise Trump, the G-d of Israel, and His laws and basic moral decrees. How do such places become great again?? Please give me a roadmap. I must conclude that one of the reasons Orthodox Jews in New York think that Trump will make America great again is because they are blind to the absolute moral hellhole which surrounds the neighborhoods in New York City that they live in. Borough Park and Flatbush are islands of decency and sanity surrounded by moral jungles of the worst variety. How do you think DeBlasio, the Communist, was elected Mayor? Who do you think voted for him?? Why did the New York legislature enthusiastically become one of the states to sanctify homosexual marriages, something that cannot be sanctified? They did not need to be forced by the Supreme Court. And there is no Rudy Giuliani in the wings this time who could even possibly be elected to clean the city up. And that is just New York City. Add to this Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Los Angeles. The list goes on and on and on. Please explain how such places can be made great again. They despise Trump. He is not their leader. So how does it happen? Please inform.

2/28/2017 11:36 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Keep in mind that all those neighborhoods around Borough Park: Bensonhurst, Prospect Park, Sunset Park, all of them except for parts of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge voted heavily for the Globalist Witch and the lesser Green Witch (Stein). The non-Jewish neighbors of the Jewish neighborhoods voted to divide Yerushalayim!! Think of that and what that means. Think of why they voted that way. One cannot escape the conclusion about such places. Here is the Electoral Map for each district in New York City. Look it up for yourself. Do we just ignore these facts about New York City and its values?? How does such a place ever become great again??

3/01/2017 12:00 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And look at Manhattan, Donald Trump's beloved Manhattan!!! All Blue!!! Not even One red voting district in the entire borough of Manhattan!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/01/2017 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard from someone, I can't remember right now, who said that something so big will happen in the world (maybe America) where everyone will realize it happened by the hand of G-d. Something very big and indisputable. Maybe a meteor will fall someplace or on someone and this will be the sign for all the squawkers to shut up..

Skygazer

3/01/2017 12:05 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Here is the New York neighborhood map to match up with the electoral map above

Notice that in all the Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods Trump won. Even in Williamsburg, a Satmar neighborhood, Trump still won even though the Satmar Rebbe of Kiryas Yoel, told all of his Chassidim to vote for Hillary Clinton. The Satmar in Williamsburg are lead by the Kiryas Yoel Rebbe's younger brother. Both are fervently anti-Zionist, and some on the extremes are with Neturei Karta. Yet, many of the districts in Williamsburg still went for Donald Trump. The younger brother in Williamsburg is less stridently anti-Israel than his brother in Kiryas Yoel. He did not tell his Chassidim to vote for Clinton because Trump was too pro-Israel. His brother in Kiryas Yoel DID tell his Chassidim just that. Perhaps that is why most Satmar in Williamsburg voted for Trump.

Also notice the how lonely those four red districts in a Jewish neighborhood called Crown Heights are in North-Central Brooklyn, just to the east of Prospect Park. Four red districts surrounded by a massive Sea of Blue.

3/01/2017 12:53 AM  
Blogger Devorah said...

regarding the letter Samech: maybe some hints here: The circular form of the samech symbolizes the fundamental truth reflected at all levels of Torah and reality: “their end is enwedged in their beginning and their beginning in their end.” http://www.inner.org/hebleter/samech.htm

3/01/2017 1:27 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And Miami Beach is going to become great again too?

3/01/2017 2:05 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Samech is 60. 60 seconds per minute. 60 minutes per hour. There are always lots of circular cycles with the number 60. ... including in North American power plant produced Alternating Current electricity with 60 cycles per second. Perhaps that was Tesla's influence.

3/01/2017 3:06 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I do know this too. According to the Zohar and other esoteric Jewish texts, there are ten gates to the Waters of the Deep. All of these gates were opened by the Sins of Noach's generation as he lived a total of 600 years until the Great Flood. By inventing the plow, Noach provided leisure to Mankind which people used to basically have spare time to get into more and more trouble. So each of the Gates of destruction that brought the Flood upon the world was opened ten times over the course of 600 years. That is the opening of one Gate every 60 years.

3/01/2017 3:13 AM  
Blogger Devorah said...

Seems like no-one has told the President about this incoming doom, he's full steam ahead with MAGA: http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/donald-trump-to-outline-his-vision-in-maiden-speech-to-congress/news-story/6fdc719e45a023b0a066c8fc39738ab8

3/01/2017 4:56 AM  
Blogger Aynode said...

Reb Dov,
Since you have posted that Hashem speaks through sports and circuses, what do you think of the whole oscars fiasco? Especially happening on Rosh Chodesh Adar.

3/01/2017 4:55 PM  
Blogger Devorah said...

Can I jump in and respond to the Oscars fiasco...... I always watch the Oscars, so watched it this year too, and this year's was very political, many nasty cracks at Trump. They totally confused their viewing audience with some of their comments, just as all the Liberals are trying to confuse the world with their twisted outlook. And in return, Hashem confused them, midda kneged midda. That's my take on it.

3/01/2017 8:55 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Academy Awards and G-d's message:

Yes, He is speaking to all kinds of people these days if they would like to listen. He is telling the pretentious pretenders at the Academy that they live in LaLa Land while Trump and the voters for him whom they despise live in the real world. Some might say that those voters and Trump are about to enter a World of Truth while those pretenders in Hollyweird are the epitome of the World of Lies.

And how will they enter this World of Truth?? with the Light of the New Moon!! Or the Moonlight of the waxing Moon of Mashiach ben David whose Malkhut is compared to the Waxing of the Moon. We learn this from here, Shmuel Aleph 20:

כד וַיִּסָּתֵר דָּוִד, בַּשָּׂדֶה; וַיְהִי הַחֹדֶשׁ, וַיֵּשֶׁב הַמֶּלֶךְ על- (אֶל-) הַלֶּחֶם לֶאֱכוֹל. 24 So David hid himself in the field; and when the new moon was come, the king (Shaul) sat him down to the meal to eat.
כה וַיֵּשֶׁב הַמֶּלֶךְ עַל-מוֹשָׁבוֹ כְּפַעַם בְּפַעַם, אֶל-מוֹשַׁב הַקִּיר, וַיָּקָם יְהוֹנָתָן, וַיֵּשֶׁב אַבְנֵר מִצַּד שָׁאוּל; וַיִּפָּקֵד, מְקוֹם דָּוִד. 25 And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon the seat by the wall; and Yehonathan stood up, and Abner sat by Saul's side; but David's place was empty.
כו וְלֹא-דִבֶּר שָׁאוּל מְאוּמָה, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא: כִּי אָמַר מִקְרֶה הוּא, בִּלְתִּי טָהוֹר הוּא כִּי-לֹא טָהוֹר. {ס} 26 Nevertheless Saul spoke not any thing that day; for he thought: 'Something hath befallen him, he is unclean; surely he is not clean.' {S}
כז וַיְהִי, מִמָּחֳרַת הַחֹדֶשׁ הַשֵּׁנִי, וַיִּפָּקֵד, מְקוֹם דָּוִד; {פ}

וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל, אֶל-יְהוֹנָתָן בְּנוֹ, מַדּוּעַ לֹא-בָא בֶן-יִשַׁי גַּם-תְּמוֹל גַּם-הַיּוֹם, אֶל-הַלָּחֶם. 27 And it came to pass on the morrow after the new moon, which was the second day, that David's place was empty; {P}
and Saul said unto Yehonathan his son: 'Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to the meal, neither yesterday, nor to-day?'
כח וַיַּעַן יְהוֹנָתָן, אֶת-שָׁאוּל: נִשְׁאֹל נִשְׁאַל דָּוִד מֵעִמָּדִי, עַד-בֵּית לָחֶם. 28 And Yehonathan answered Saul: 'David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Beth-lehem;
כט וַיֹּאמֶר שַׁלְּחֵנִי נָא כִּי זֶבַח מִשְׁפָּחָה לָנוּ בָּעִיר, וְהוּא צִוָּה-לִי אָחִי, וְעַתָּה אִם-מָצָאתִי חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ, אִמָּלְטָה נָּא וְאֶרְאֶה אֶת-אֶחָי; עַל-כֵּן לֹא-בָא, אֶל-שֻׁלְחַן הַמֶּלֶךְ. {ס} 29 and he said: Let me go, I pray thee; for our family hath a sacrifice in the city; and my brother, he hath commanded me; and now, if I have found favour in thine eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, and see my brethren. Therefore he is not come unto the king's table.' {S}
ל וַיִּחַר-אַף שָׁאוּל, בִּיהוֹנָתָן, וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ, בֶּן-נַעֲוַת הַמַּרְדּוּת: הֲלוֹא יָדַעְתִּי, כִּי-בֹחֵר אַתָּה לְבֶן-יִשַׁי, לְבָשְׁתְּךָ, וּלְבֹשֶׁת עֶרְוַת אִמֶּךָ. 30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Yehonathan, and he (Shaul) said unto him: 'Thou son of perverse rebellion, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own shame, and unto the shame of thy mother's nakedness?
לא כִּי כָל-הַיָּמִים, אֲשֶׁר בֶּן-יִשַׁי חַי עַל-הָאֲדָמָה, לֹא תִכּוֹן, אַתָּה וּמַלְכוּתֶךָ; וְעַתָּה, שְׁלַח וְקַח אֹתוֹ אֵלַי--כִּי בֶן-מָוֶת, הוּא. {ס} 31 For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the earth, thou shalt not be established, NOR THEY KINGDOM!. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he deserveth to die.'

The juxtaposition of the waxing Moon and of how as long as the son of Yishai lives, Yehonatan will not have a kingdom teaches us that David's kingdom would get stronger with the Light of the Waxing Moon.

3/02/2017 12:42 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

It would probably be best if all of Trump's voters lived together or in one place or in all the places where he won. Separate yourselves from the reshayim in Blue States who voted to divide Yerushalayim. It is not good to be a few red districts in a Sea of Blue unless you are doing serious kiruv as a Shaliach..... Anyone listening?? probably not, but that does not stop me from pointing out this Truth.


3/02/2017 1:03 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And who can forget those witches cursing out Donald on the night of the last waning crescent moon, Erev Rosh Chodesh! Then they cackled after pronouncing their curse! Don't let them know, but they were one night/day off. The Malkhut of David started on Rosh Chodesh, not the day before Rosh Chodesh. But don't tell them. They have already scheduled several other Curse nights against Donald, Mashiach, or both of them for the next several final nights of the waning crescent moon several months in advance. Let them keep wasting their time by assembling their covens on the wrong night!!

3/02/2017 1:34 AM  
Blogger Devorah said...

Isn't it interesting how suddenly people are being exposed, not just Hollywood which is pretty obvious, but everyone who has an opinion on things.... you can easily see who is who now. I'm finding it all quite enlightening. And the irony is that a lot of these people think that WE who wait for Moshiach live in LaLa Land, waiting for a Redeemer who never shows up and is just a way of keeping us all hopeful. I keep hearing Alanis Morriset in my head singing ''Isn't It Ironic''.....

3/02/2017 1:57 AM  
Anonymous Shrbano said...

All this is superficial in comparison to what may soon come to pass. There are wheels turning that will be of such an explosive nature it will literally shock the world into reality. This reaches from the lowest levels to top levels throughout the world, including leaders of the world. For the moment it is in the beginning stages. Once it begins to expand, world shattering revelations will become known. There will be many who never believed they would be exposed, but it IS coming.

3/02/2017 4:40 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

CIVIL WAR II

Enraged at losing the election, the left launches all-out effort to destroy Trump's presidency


http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/civil-war-ii/

3/03/2017 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Says Rabbi Nachman Kahana

We, Bnei Yisrael and the chosen of Hashem, would do well to prepare ourselves for a global onslaught of anti-Semitism. It will be like a growing tidal wave of irrational hatred towards the smallest nation in the world. The wave will gather up many nations in its wake. Even the nations we believe today to be our friends and allies, will callously and brutally betray us.

Purim and Pesach – with their initial dangers for the existence of our people and our eventual salvation by HaShem – are certainly important for their own sake; but their essential importance is that they serve as “coming attractions” for what we can expect in the days just before the Mashiach.

HaShem sent the prophet Amos to make a reckoning with the evil nations in the regions bordering Eretz Yisrael, as stated in chapters 1 and 2 of his prophecies:

This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Damascus, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. Because she threshed Gilead with sledges having iron teeth…

This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Gaza, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. Because she took captive whole (Jewish) communities and sold them to Edom, I will send fire upon the walls of Gaza that will consume her fortresses…

This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Tyre, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. Because she sold whole (Jewish) communities of captives to Edom, disregarding a treaty of brotherhood, I will send fire upon the walls of Tyre that will consume her fortresses

This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Edom, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. Because he pursued his brother (Ya’akov) with a sword, stifling all compassion…

This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Ammon, even for four, I will not turn back {my wrath}. Because he ripped open the pregnant (Jewish) women of Gilead in order to extend his borders.

“This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of the world, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath.”

Meaning: The nations of Europe – including Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Russia – have “excelled” in the sin of murder.

The peoples of the East – including the Buddhists, Hindus, Shintos and atheistic China – have excelled in the sin of idolatry.

The nations of North America – primarily the United States – have excelled in the sin of sexual immorality, with every breach in the walls of modesty beginning in Hollywood and endorsed by millions of movie goers in the states, and then spread to the rest of the world.

Let us not forget Islam, the master of all the sins, with the added perverted twist that they perform them all in the name of their god.

http://nachmankahana.com/teruma-5777/

3/03/2017 12:59 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Yes, And America cannot become great again if it is engaged in an all out Civil War. Sorry, I can't interpret what is going on in the US as America becoming great again. Perhaps the URSA (United RedStates of America) or the United Edom States of America might become great again, but it won't be as the united country of 50 States that we have become accustomed to all these years. And guess what? All those Orthodox neighborhoods on the Eastern Seaboard of the US are caught behind enemy lines!! They live in a Sea of Blue as the above electoral map of NY City shows!! There is no way that New York State or Maryland or Massachusetts will side with the Redstates when the time comes for the Reds (Edom) to take on the Blues.

3/03/2017 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Former Slave said...

The battle worldwide and specifically in the US is against an amoral anti G-d movement. The most obvious manifestation of this is to be found in the "Progressive" movement which can be summed up as progressing toward Communism. This movement also has a fascist aspect in that it dominates the language and politically correct landscape via the education system and major media to shout down any other viewpoint. In the US such figures as Obama (who spent much of his youth with the well known communist Frank Marshall) and Hillary who are both disciples of Saul Alinsky.

In Europe you have exactly the same outlook among it's government and media elite. With the loss of the anointed successor to Obama's throne, Hillary they have began to shift more in the direction of violence and overthrow of the legitimate American government. Characters like George Soros are injecting huge sums of money into Hitler like street gangs (brown shirts) to squelch the voices of the middle majority. Using the old playbook, the progressive communist movement has co-opted the college campuses and a huge number of well meaning but naive "useless idiots" or polezniye duraki in Russian. Just as Hitler did, various progressive communist action groups are used to channel funds professional terrorists and agitators to sow into crowds at Berkeley, Ferguson and other such hot spots.

All of this has been seen before by our grandparents and parents during the last century. They thought it had be largely squelched by WWII. However as Senator McCarthy knew the media and entertainment industry was still being used in the period following WWII to rebuild in American culture.

Having said the preceding, the point I'm leading up to is that it is all a part of the bone marrow of Edom, the Erev Rav, Amalekites, and Ishmaelites that politics and religion are weapons against the Jew and the Noahide. This is the face of the opposition to G-d in the modern times and leading to the ultimate war of Gog v Magog.

I am saying this to hopefully shed some light on the discussion as one who worked in the intelligence field fighting communism both in war and cold war with bullets and with wits. I also have a background in law enforcement and I'm quite familiar with both American Nazis and radicals. The average person would be very surprised at how little daylight is between the goals of the Nazi right and progressive communist left. The disagreement is only for the most part one of ideology not method. Both are ultimately violent, intolerant, hysterical, and G-dless.

Trump was thrown into the fray by Hashem both on his merit and as a disruptor. Hashem is giving Jews and Mankind one last chance to see the choice given them to choose to worship and obey G-d or some humanistic religion, Donald Trump is the tipping point. The battle is not just for America, Europe, or peace in our time, but for all mankind for eternity.

BTW: We have been buying junk silver for years to hold, and are investors in gold, and several cryptocurrencies all of which are to hedge against fiat currency collapse.

For a further expansion of the concept of Progressive = Communist see the article written by someone with a similar (non Jewish) viewpoint to mine at https://politicallyshort.com/2015/07/27/yesterdays-communist-is-todays-progressive/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Socialists_of_America and Sunsara Taylor who works closley with DSA as a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA based in Chicago https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunsara_Taylor

Former Slave

3/03/2017 3:16 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Prager is right. It began in January, but what he has not foreseen is that it is about to become very bloody by May Day.

3/03/2017 3:16 PM  
Blogger CDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

"URSA (United RedStates of America"

Doesn't URSA in Latin mean Bear??? -yet another BEAR, along with the Russian and Persian that you have mentioned, Reb Dov Bear.

3/03/2017 4:31 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ah Hah!, Thanx CDG. The Bears are taking over the World!!

3/03/2017 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov, I must respectfully bring up my disagreement with your thoughts on trusting American notzri gentiles in trouble times. I hope for the teshuva of Eisav as much as I anticipate our arab cousins here in e"y doing an even greater teshuva. But the yoshke follower mindset too often requires Jews to be cheek turning people, double standard morally superior literary characters probably on the road to conversion or risk their disappointment. I will take bread from wherever it might come in an emergency but I would dearly consider other options even people feel escape is impractical as it is dwelling in the den of a predator. There were a few during WW-II who followed Hashem and/or natural morality more than the various flavors of yoshke worship they might also practice and saved a precious few of us; but most were lead to sharpen their knives or plug their ears and turn their eyes when they heard hints of the shoah.

3/03/2017 5:09 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Anon: Of course making Aliyah is the best choice. You put your fate in the direct Divine Providence of G-d Himself when you make Aliyah, for His Providence here over each individual often extends to giving you what you need from absolutely nothing. That intensity of Divine Providence does not extend to Chutz LaAretz whose lands were given over to stewardship by the 70 Heavenly ministers of the nations of the world. So yes, making Aliyah is the optimal choice.

But for those American Jews who are not doing so, there has to be a second best alternative. I would argue that living amongst a gentile population of Mike Pences, Ted Cruzes, or Louis Gohmerts is far preferable to living amongst a gentile population filled with leftists and even more leftists interspersed with various Muslim groups. It is not ideal, but is is surely better than remaining in a place which can best be described as behind enemy lines in the heart of Brooklyn or any other leftist northeastern city. As the Prager article argues, these cities are no longer liberal in the classic sense or even in the sense of the 20th Century liberal. They are NOT committed to the continuance of America's G-d centered culture anymore. These leftists are our mortal enemies now in every sense of the word. Yes, I understand what Xtianity in Europe was. They demanded faith in their god and in their peculiar belief system of eternal salvation, or the Jew in Europe was so ostracized that he could not even be a full citizen of whatever Xtian country in which he as an inhabitant. America historically was a vastly different place. It was a nation under G-d from its inception and not a nation under Yoshke. So at least in the public sphere, the Jew was an equal player with the non-Jew in the affairs of public life. So far in those redstates, this is NOT changing for the worse. Missouri just elected its first Governor who is a Jew, albeit not a committed Jew. Yet, the ticket to being accepted in the general culture of these redstates is not one's peculiar belief in one's path to salvation, but is one's basic human decency that G-d demanded of Noach, the father of the human race after the Flood. This is NOT true at City Hall in New York City or in San Franfreako anymore. Those days are gone, and living as a serious Jew amongst a Sea of the leftist idol worshipers of the downtrodden and the oppressed, proletarian Man will likely get very dangerous very soon. The fact that frum people in New York don't see this or sense this is also very troubling. Perhaps they don't want to be bothered with the details as long as things within the Hood (Borough Park or Flatbush) appear like they have always been. So yes, on a relative scale, Texas is safer than New York for a Torah observant Jew today. emphasis on the word RELATIVE.

3/04/2017 7:06 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Anon: If something happens where the society breaks down and reverts to the law of the jungle, of course it will be dangerous even in those redstates. Yet, the American attribute of goodness learned from being an exceptional nation for somewhat less than 240 years will not be lost on the inhabitants of the Jungle as long as those places at least desire their G-d centered culture back. If those places do not, then it will be far worse.

3/04/2017 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reb Dov, I suppose my fear is that these charismatic Republicans who are so good at wooing frum Jews have the motzei hen of Agag and collect plenty of us as their neoliberal economic religion followers even among Israeli heradim. I honestly trust a suspicious Mexican Catholic who can't ever love us over an evangelical who will love and then when biblical things begin to happen have his heart broken by us unrepentant Jews just like those of their scriptures when we still scorn their false messiah. I see escape from barely Reform North America as so difficult that even in the hardest of times 1/5th even considering escape after 500 years without a big pogrom as optimistic without special nisim.

3/04/2017 7:48 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

History repeats itself

Jews living abroad: stop being delusional. The money and material things will be taken from you, you are in constant danger. Come to Israel, settle the country. Come with joy and wholeheartedly like they came in 1948 when they kissed the ground out of love for G'd - learn from them! If you do not learn, G'd will do with you as He did with them. The calm in anti-Semitism is so that you can take the time to come to Israel. If you think it is over, you are mistaken, dear Jews. They will come to your homes, to the temples, to the schools, to the businesses. The entire world, except for Israel, is in conflict and it will not stop until the messiah king is crowned.

All of the Jews living abroad, G'd is warning them to urgently come to the holy land of Israel! If they don't make Aliyah, they will lose - G'd never loses. Anti-Semitism in the world, ISIS and extreme Islamists, will toss them from their homes and work and will take their property, they will be left with nothing. It is better to come to Israel now with Joy, to sell your property at any price, than be thrown to the streets. These are harsh but true things. There is no choice, the words are harsh in order to save Jews living abroad. ISIS, Muslims, and anti-Semitism is destroying all of Europe and the United States. If the Jews don't wake up, there will come a time when they cannot run, it will be too late to come to Israel. If there are Jews married to gentiles - they need to come to Israel and convert them. Israel is the mother and father of all of the Jews in the world.

http://s19.postimg.org/x88tp1cr7/History_repeats_itself.jpg

Soon it will be Chag Pesach! Moshe Rabbeinu had laid out HaShem’s immediate and future plans for the Jewish people. They would leave Egypt, receive the Torah at Mount Chorev, and then physically expel or even kill millions of Canaanites living in Eretz Yisrael in order to inherit the land, as promised to Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya’akov.

The sheer immensity of the plan made eighty percent of the Jewish people recoil in disbelief. How could they, a people born in slavery, broken in body and spirit, go out into the foreboding desert, and then make war upon seven Canaanite nations strategically divided into 31 powerful city states? Where would they get food and water in the desert? Who would heal their wounds and train them militarily? Does not the very idea that they would not enter the Holy Land as pious pilgrims, but as imperialistic conquerors run counter to the traditions they received from their parents of a compassionate and loving God?

Religious logic, they claimed, dictates that HaShem would give them the Torah and they would live in peace and tranquility here in Egypt, as benevolent rulers over their former masters. And after several generations of experiencing freedom, they could come to Eretz Yisroel through some sort of political understanding or through historical evolution resulting in the millions of goyim living in Eretz Yisrael disappearing.

cont.

3/04/2017 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Cont.

Most concluded that it was not possible that what Moshe was saying originated from the compassionate, loving G'd of our ancestors.

For them, emancipation from slavery meant that they could now sit in the front of the Alexandria express bus. They could eat in restaurants without the ubiquitous “No Hebs or dogs allowed” sign. The Egyptians would no longer call them “boy,” but now they would be called “sir.” They could walk with heads held high, because Moshe – one of their own – was the most popular figure in public life. These were the upper limits of their dreams – the bus, the restaurant, the respect.

Then there were the other 20% who had no means of negating the claims of the overwhelming 80% majority in a logical way, because logic was totally on the side of the “refuseniks”. Nevertheless, these 20% tenaciously accepted that Moshe’s message was directed to him by HaShem.

The day of reckoning was not far off. During the plague of darkness, the 80% of “rational humanitarian” Jews perished, and the remaining 20% left Egypt to take up HaShem’s mission. We are the descendants of those 20%.

Will there be another sifting of 20% out of the 20%?

3/04/2017 9:40 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Trump the Tweeter claims in a series of early morning Shabbat Tweets that Obama wiretapped Trump's phones at Trump Tower in Manhattan. This is a Zayin Adar moment!

This will lead to an escalation in America's Civil War... don't know fully yet how, but things have just gotten hotter.

Now notice since this was on Shabbat, Jared Kushner was not there editing his Tweets. Jared would probably have assessed the situation and would have modified the Tweets to refer to the Washington Post report which says that this surveillance of Trump was authorized in October. Whether Trump has evidence that his phones were actually bugged, we don't know yet because Trump has not released the evidence. But Kushner only works 24/6 not 24/7. So on Shabbat the mild-mannered President suddenly becomes the Mad Tweeter for 25 hours! The repercussions of these allegations will be monumental. We just don't know at this juncture what those repercussions will end up being. The Talking Head (Rosh) of Malkhut Edom apparently discussed the covert war within the government to destroy Trump on his Friday radio show.

3/05/2017 12:14 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Limbaugh warns of 'silent coup' against Trump

http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/limbaugh-warns-of-silent-coup-against-trump/

Valerie Jarrett Moves in With Obama to Set Up Anti-Trump 'Nerve Center'

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/03/02/valerie-jarrett-moves-obama-plot-against-trump-dc-mansion

64 ways Obama is sabotaging Trump

http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/64-ways-obama-is-sabotaging-trump/

3/05/2017 4:51 AM  
Blogger David Matlaw said...

I thought it was finalized that Meir won't bombard us with his copy-paste stuff.

He filled a whole page before finally giving us the link - http://nachmankahana.com/teruma-5777/.

When will he get it?

3/05/2017 5:47 AM  
Blogger Devorah said...

One of my friends on FB just wrote this: Every time Ivanka & Jared go home for Shabbos, this kind of ridiculous stuff happens. Maybe they should ask their Rav whether they should stay over Shabbat at the White House to prevent G*d forbid even more ridiculous stuff, like WWIII..

3/05/2017 5:56 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Devorah the source in Sanhedrin for WW3,the third war of GoguMagog between Edom and Persia seems to simply say Shevi'it in the 7th. We all assume that it is referring to war in either the 7th year or a Shmittah year. That would be logical considering all the other verses in that Gemorrah about what happens in the first 6 yrs. But who is to say that this is not a hint that this 3rd world war will begin on Shabbat. This entire Trump presidency starting with his election on the 7th of Cheshvan 5777 is replete with Sevens.

3/05/2017 10:10 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

And today is another Seven! Today is Zayin Adar!

3/05/2017 10:20 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

David M.: First of all, thanks for providing Meir's link which he should have provided. Secondly, you were right to point out blog policy on providing links for quoted text and quoting just a few lines of the text and then making one's own point on the matter.

But thirdly, could you please point these things out next time with a more pleasant and less rude demeanor? Sometimes by saying the exact same thing using less hurtful words, we can make the exact same point and influence people to change their ways. Remember it is Adar! a time to be mevater on the foibles and eccentricities of others.

3/05/2017 12:59 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Do you doubt that O tapped T’s phones?
The “Mad Tweeter” is on to something. I think he’s laying a trap.
He also thoroughly embarrassed the democratic hypocrites blue/red about meeting the Russians. Pelosi lied, Schumer criticized, but you should see him smiling, joking and laughing with Putin, Congress entertained the Russian guy, and Pelose met a bunch of them around a ‘meeting table’. Why should he give his sources and evidence about the taps, he’s making them squirm, before he lowers the hatchet. Besides, O should be arrested and tried for treason.

3/05/2017 2:23 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

And another thing, that political traitor from Iran has moved into O’s home down the street from the Kushners.

3/05/2017 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Tzerfat (France) is losing to Islam

Scholars are warning that the West is losing one of its bastions. Is anyone listening?


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/226133

3/05/2017 5:53 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Ok, Neshama and Vincent, The Great One with his Yiddishe kopf has me convinced. Trump's campaign was bugged. I don't know if Trump Towers phones were bugged, but his campaign was bugged.

3/05/2017 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

I have several times reminded the readers of the Gematria of Donald Trump - a kind of Moshiach or a Snake

Is Trump our messiah? Don’t be so sure A discussion from a chilloni/non-religious perspective. Make sure to also read readers comments.

The Trump-era future will likely not be as bright as Netanyahu and Bennett expect, simply because there is no way of knowing what the new US president will do. Today he can be more Zionist than Netanyahu, and tomorrow? Who knows.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4909174,00.html

3/06/2017 10:49 AM  
Blogger Neshama said...

The Silent Coup Against President Trump by RushLimbaugh: "This is not a “witch hunt” that’s going on here, and Democrats know exactly what they’re doing. They know exactly what they’ve got. The Obama administration left all this stuff in place for ’em to use. It’s not a witch hunt. There is the execution of an attempt at a peaceful coup. A peaceful coup to oust Donald Trump is what we are witnessing. It’s been orchestrated by Obama and the Democrat Party. It’s that simple."

3/06/2017 11:48 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Meir: No one is saying that Trump is our Messiah. His son-in-law Jared Kushner, in the merit of his esteemed grandfather Yosef Kushner zt"l, does have at least the Rei'ach of Mashiach ben Yosef in that he has the proper Yichus to stand up for an undivided Yerushalayim. I wrote about that yichus in the previous post about The Monumental Merit of Family Kushner.

A bit part of our problem is that in reality Bibi Netanyahu because of his yichus was supposed to be the real Mashiach ben Yosef figure from Zecharia 12. Well he is an abject failure. He refuses to repent from what the Targum Yonatan called his Achav ben Omri worldview: You need help for Israel against the nations of the world? Only try real-politick solutions. In the case of Achav, he always was on the lookout for more and more horses for his cavalry. In order to keep the Assyrian Empire at bay, his father Omri formed an alliance with the King of Tyre and the King of Damascus by marrying their sons with the daughters of the other kings in the tripartite pact. In the case of Achav, he married the daughter of the King of Tyre. You remember her. Her name was Izevel (Jezebel). Izevel without mincing words, was not a good influence on Achav the king. When Eliyahua haNavi tried to get Achav to look at the world more spiritually, Achav would laugh at him before getting angry with him. He was incorrigible, a lost cause. continued......

3/06/2017 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Jew-haters never have a problem with dead Jews. They indeed like them more than anything – and the higher the toll the better. A commemoration for six million martyred Jews will draw anti-Semites like hungry raptors.

When Jews fail to comprehend this ghoulish mindset it becomes a problem.


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20247

3/06/2017 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov, neither am I saying he is Moshiach. He is a Gentile and thus cannot be Moshiach. Again if you read my wording carefully you will note that I wrote "a kind of Moshiach".

3/06/2017 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Shas chairman and Interior Minister Arye Deri said Thursday that Donald Trump’s election could herald the coming of the Messiah due to the blow he expects the next president will strike against the “non-Orthodox Jewish hold on the US government.”

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Trumps-election-heralds-coming-of-Messiah-says-Deri-472282

3/06/2017 1:54 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

The reason O can deny doing “IT” is because his lackey did it.
Does that mean Comey is in trouble?
Is Flynn on to something? Or that Comey knows who did it?
He seems to come up every time there is a potential/real sneaky something or other going on. Remember him and Hilary?
And where does Schumer get off saying this, ""It's beneath the dignity of the presidency. It is something that really hurts people's view of government.” Ha Ha!

Why don’t we make some guesses.

3/06/2017 2:44 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

My G-d, I am no fan of Aryeh Deri, but he is right about this.

3/06/2017 3:03 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Quick minor correction above: Izevel was the daughter of the King of Tzidon, not the King of Tyre, for at the time Tzidon had conquered Tyre. But according to the funeral arrangements described in Zecharia 12:11;

יא בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִגְדַּל הַמִּסְפֵּד בִּירוּשָׁלִַם, כְּמִסְפַּד הֲדַדְרִמּוֹן, בְּבִקְעַת מְגִדּוֹן. 11 In that day shall there be a great mourning (eulogy) in Jerusalem, as the mourning (eulogy) of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

there never ever was such a funeral in the entire history of Israel and Judea until the end of the First Temple period,... never! So who is Zecharia talking about? Well Achav ben Omri was ultimately killed by the same Aramean king that he had kept alive three years earlier in battle when he was supposed to have killed him, for the Prophets of Israel had told Achav to kill him and to show him no mercy. So Achav died by the order of King Ben Hadad of Aram who specifically targeted Achav the King in this second battle. Achav's chariot filled up with blood while he was leading his troops so that his troops would not panic or waver. So the eulogy above was in part for him called by Zecharia HaNavi by the code word HadadRimon. Rimon is a pomegranate, Achav excelled in loving his subjects of the Northern Kingdom. So in the area of ben Adam veChaveiro, he had numerous mitzvot like the seeds of a pomegranate. Yet, in the area of ben Adam veMakom, mitzvot between Man and G-d, he, Achav, had zilch (with the possible exception that he personally liked Torah scholars even if he himself wanted nothing to do with them.). Is this beginning to sound like a Prime Minister that we know, one that has been PM for the last nine years???

Yet the second part of the funeral described by Zecharia 12 has nothing to do with Achav (the part that talks about the Valley at the foot of Mount Megiddo... Har Meggedon.... Hmmm. Remove the H from Har to see what that might mean. Armageddon! )... But who died at the foot of this mountain called Har Meggedon at the entrance to the Jezreel Valley? continued....

3/06/2017 4:34 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, I should have written Bein Adam leChaveiro (between Man and his fellow Man) and Bein Adam leMakom (between Man and Gd)

3/06/2017 4:56 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

What did Deri say?? Link?

3/06/2017 5:33 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Neshama: What Meir posted above from the Jerusalem Post.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Trumps-election-heralds-coming-of-Messiah-says-Deri-472282

3/06/2017 5:36 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Aha! "Kellyanne Conway challenges FBI director over Trump” Kellyanne Conway has challenged FBI director James Comey to reveal what he knows about Trumps explosive allegations that Obama wiretapped his phones prior to the election.” Go Kellyanne, Go; I wonder what the TRUTH is?

See this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oiLU9yjTdE

When a sitting president made Israel’s PM Netanyahu enter the White House from the back door, and made him wait for a time alone, while he ate dinner with his “wife” – IS SICK!

Anyone who treated the Jewish State of Israel the way the former President did for 8 years, while smooching up to his muslim friends IS SICK! Need we say more.

3/06/2017 6:41 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

Well, what do you think about Comey being on the payroll of the Clintons? It seems there are a lot of people quaking right now. And what if Trump didn’t want to get rid of all of O’s people, because he wanted to take them down ONE BY ONE, by exposing the dirt while he is President and in the highest office in the land. Pretty smart. It's a highly intelligent kind of vendetta (nekoma), ahem, but all to make America great again!

Thank you Meir for the info on Deri. Quite fantastic.

3/06/2017 7:33 PM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Would the modern equivalent of the "King of Aram" be Assad?
He rules over part of "Aramea" or what we now call Syria.
But Israel has never had an alliance with Assad.
So it is confusing.
Could it be Putin, for he in a way also rules over part of Syria?

3/07/2017 4:41 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Did anyone, like me, ever wonder from where Chava/Eve got the idea of adding the touching prohibition of eating form the tree of wisdom?

3/07/2017 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Ariel said...

Actually, according to the link you provided, ONE district in Manhattan voted for Trump: Assembly District 75, Election District 65 (Midtown-Midtown South). Of 14 votes cast, T got fully HALF of them, with the other half split btwn the Dem and Lib candidates. So much win! But I think it's great how Trump is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and Manhattan, where he got, respectively, the LOWEST and and fourth-lowest support of all counties nationwide!

3/07/2017 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


US armored column at Manbij to block Russians


...as Russian units geared up to enter Manjib, the Trump administration warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that if they did move in, they would face American forces.

http://www.debka.com/article/25953/US-armored-column-at-Manbij-to-block-Russians

3/07/2017 7:01 PM  
Anonymous Ariel said...

No. The Lubavitcher Rebbe points out that, in contrast to the geulah from מצרים, the ultimate Geulah is known as the Geulah Sh'leimah, or Complete Geulah. And, he continues, it can't be called a Geulah SH'LEIMAH unless EVERY Jewish neshamah is redeemed. Various sources that I'm too ignorant to remember right now speak about how the Geulah Sh'leimah will far surpass and completely overshadow the very scope of Geulas Mitzrayim.

3/07/2017 8:20 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Look out for TNCPI: The Trump-Netanyahu Comprehensive Peace Initiative

So where does that leave Bennett’s Annexation Plan? It is now only wishful thinking.


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20248

3/07/2017 8:40 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Knesset holds emergency debate about US anti-Semitism

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4932135,00.html

Actually, I believe that R' Nir ben Artzi once wrote that the anti-Semitism will escalate to a lever where the law enforcement agencies will stand helpless against the crowds and pogroms. Are we coming closer to that stage? It certainly looks like it.

3/07/2017 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Ariel said...

My understanding (from a midrash, I think) is that Adam haRishon added the d'rabbanan/safety fence prohibition of not touching and then relayed those two prohibitions to Chava w/out distinguishing/clarifying btwn HKB"H's prohibition against eating, and Adam haRishon's prohibition against touching. So, when the Nachash finally shoved Chava into the tree (fruit?), he told her that just like she didn't die from touching, she also wouldn't die from eating.

My question is, Where was Adam haRishon the whole time the vile snake was trying to put the moves on his wife? Was he sleeping off their marital intimacy? I personally would've loved to see the mighty Adom Kadmon beating the snot out of the evil primordial lizard-humanoid!

3/07/2017 11:58 PM  
Anonymous Ariel said...

Rabbi, in the main post, why say "dead" presidents? Why not "past" presidents, if you must mention the point? From what we know, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln were intellectual and moral giants who helped tremendously in bringing forth the "wellsprings from below." Surely they may be accorded some measure of accolade/credit/hakaros haTov in bringing about the "malchus of chesed," founded on the concept of Justice, and certainly when measured against the vast majority of history's heads of the nations. IMHO, of course!

3/08/2017 12:07 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

1. Yes, any Jew who survives until Mashiach comes will be redeemed. Those who are murdered by terrorists along the way won't survive. Those who die in the final War of GogUMagog won't survive. And those who are executed from the Erev Rav once Mashiach comes for unspeakable crimes won't be redeemed.

2. Yes, former Presidents Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln and to a lesser extent U.S. Grant should be revered for their greatness during their lifetimes and in the case of the first three above for their service to G-d. Andrew Jackson.... not so much. The Tribe of Zevulun who made it to North America on ships from the Port of Haifa was expelled from their territorial inheritance in the New World by Andrew Jackson to the Oklahoma Territory. Alexander Hamilton was a Jew from the Caribbean even though he pretended all of his life to be an Episcopalian. He died from a duel with Aaron Burr, who was a really bad man. Ben Franklin helped endow the first synagogue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a true Renaissance Man in the better sense of that word. His down side is that he was a bit loose with the ladies who fathered enough children to populate a new nation while serving as Ambassador to France (Our good friends, Tzarfat, whose women were on very friendly terms with Dr. Franklin).

3/08/2017 1:51 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Ariel,

You made an interesting interpretation - Adam didn't distinguish/clarif to Chava what was a HKB"H prohibition against eating and what was Adam haRishon's siag prohibition against touching.

I believe we have similar situation today. Since the time of Adam Chazal has added multiple of gederin/siagim/derabban laws/prohibitions to the Torah laws/deorayta. Unfortunately, a large part of the Jewish people are not learned in Torah and hence don't know to distinguish between the two. Consequently they find/found Judaism too restrictive, too complicated to observe.

Like in the days of Adam and Chava, the Snake seizes the opportunity to tempt/entice the Jewish nation with the purpose to make us break away from the Convent and path of H'.

Some thousands of year ago it was the guy and his followers that seduced the Jews by offering an "easier" way of serving G'd.

Today's Snakes are the missionaries, the Erev Rav, the Reforms and Conservative Jews leader and communities.

As with many other issues, history repeats itself.

Global assimilation is at its high at a rate of more than 80%. It looks like part of the renewed 20% filtering, similar to the one that happened in Egypt when only 20% left Egypt and the rest was killed by H' in the plague of darkness.

Any opinion about my hypothesis?

3/08/2017 3:40 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Are you yearning for salvation?

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20251

3/08/2017 10:39 AM  
Blogger LondonMale said...

Another sporting upset:

In football (soccer), Barcelona overturned a first leg 4-0 deficit to win 6-1 in the second leg against Paris Saint-Germain.
This is the first time a team have overturned a 4-0 first leg deficit in a European Champions League game.

3/09/2017 12:21 AM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...


Trump tests Israel’s ‘special relationship’ with Germany

YNet News: In 2008, the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel, Angela Merkel delivered a speech in the Knesset in which she described relations between Germany and Israel as “excellent.”

“Yes, our relations are special, indeed unique, marked by enduring responsibility for the past, shared values, mutual trust, abiding solidarity for one another and shared confidence,” the German chancellor told members of the Israeli parliament, many of whom rose to their feet to applaud.

Nine years on, it seems unlikely that Merkel would depict ties in the same glowing light. Political relations between Germany and Israel have sunk to their lowest point in several years, German officials say.

And there is concern in Berlin that ties could become even more strained with Donald Trump as US president. more …

My comments: With friends like Germany …

You see, if Netanyahu does what he is told, Angela Merkel will be his BFF .

Provide a state inside Israel for Arab peoples
Give up sovereignty of over 40% of their land
Allow an Arab capital in east Jerusalem including the temple mount
Provide a Jew-free corridor connecting the West Bank and Gaza
Allow for the right of return of 5 million Arabs

President Trump has had the audacity to:

Promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem
Appoint a pro-embassy/pro-settlements Ambassador
Have a lenient position on West Bank settlements
Consider the two-state solution over
Consider Israel to have been treated with “total disdain and disrespect” by Obama

There are many prophecies at work here for those willing to see:

Globalists Gentiles like Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, and Jean Claude Junker need for Israel to fit into a little box under their control. They are intoxicated with power that is being threatened by Donald Trump:

Zechariah 12:2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.”

And in the end the nations of the earth, possible reference to the UN, will lose:

Zechariah 12:3 “And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”

3/09/2017 7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ariel:

I heard a shiur recently where Rabbi Mendel Kessin stated that Hashem asks mashiach if he will take on the suffering of the Jewish people. He say yes but on the condition that EVERY single Jew be saved. Hashem puts this tremendous yoke on mashiah, it's so heavy on his shoulders that he cries out to Hashem in sheer agony..

Maybe someone else can give better details. It's late here and I have to go to bed.

Does anyone know about warfarin and fasting?

3/09/2017 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The MATRIX can EASILY sustain any economy on the brink (prevent collapse) for as long as God allows it. This fact eludes a lot of prognosticators who are either clueless about the existence of the MATRIX or how the real life MATRIX works.

3/09/2017 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PLO never ratified the Oslo Accord signed by Arafat & Abbas on the White House lawn. Legal consequences of this failure/Israelie government pretends this inconsequential/covers it up from public:


http://www.israpundit.org/archives/63621843

3/09/2017 8:58 PM  
Blogger Neshama said...

About those Wiki…leaks: Apple and Tech Companies Respond

3/09/2017 9:28 PM  
Blogger DS said...

Lichvod Taanit Esther - a bit late - and Lichvod Purim, here is a Shiur that you, Dov Bear, and your fellow bear lovers and admirers, will love:

http://www.yeshiva.co/midrash/shiur.asp?cat=339&id=5665&q=

Purim Sameach to all

DS

3/09/2017 10:45 PM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, everyone, I have not been writing new things for the blog. So responses will take awhile. Here is one.

Meir: I would compare it to the Chumrahs that some have to separate out of sight men and women at a wedding. Halakhically while dancing, women should do it separately behind a mechitzah so that the more base men don't ogle them. Of course, We do not dance mixed at weddings or during any other public situations of course.

Now this has been extended to not sitting with one's wife or family around one table with other families at a wedding, and in some cases the mens' and womens' tables at weddings are also separated by a Mechitzah! Even if one can find a source for men and women sitting around separate tables at a wedding, is it not a Chumrah to separate them by a mechitzah while sitting around a dining table?? There is no issue about doing this (one is allowed to), separating dining tables with a mechitzah, just realize when doing so that that is a Chumrah.

3/09/2017 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Meir M. said...

Dov,

But we have a problem. Most of the Jewish nation are not aware of this. They don't no that it is a chumrah but believe this is Torah law. Hence they find the oak to heavy and are looking for alternatives. Here is where the Snakes come in - the missionaries, the Erev Rav and the Reforms and Conservative Jews leader and communities. They all want to cause to Jewish nation to stumble and distance the nation from our King and Creator of the world, HKB"H.

3/10/2017 1:14 AM  
Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

I just posted a new post about Stage Two, Remembering and Blotting Out Amaleq. Move discussion over to the next post. Chag Same'ach. Freilichen Purim and Shushan Purim.

3/10/2017 3:18 AM  

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